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Mobilization of Stored Seed Reserves

  • J. Derek Bewley
  • Michael Black


The major mobilization of stored reserves in the storage organs commences after radicle elongation, i.e., it is a postgerminative event. In the growing regions (i.e., axis) some mobilization can occur before germination is completed; here the reserves are generally present in minor amounts, although the products of their hydrolysis might be important for early seedling establishment.


Storage Protein Mung Bean Protein Body Castor Bean Aleurone Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Derek Bewley
    • 1
  • Michael Black
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Division of Life Sciences, King’s CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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